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Is there any scientific explanation for animal / human communication? Certainly there is a great deal of human/animal communication that goes on every day between a pet and their owner. I can tell when my cats want food, and when they… [more]
favorited 26 times, recently by zug, sleevener, Alexandra Michelle, cooker girl, Naamah, shrabster, Vaike, DingoMutt, Laura in Canada, gatorae, Monochrome, MarionnetteFilleDeChaussette, Fig, dialetheia, darkchocolatepyramid, masquesoporfavor, i feel possessed, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, superfluousm, neushoorn, arcticwoman, you're a kitty!, Jade Dragon, something something, muddgirl, xingcat
Ask MeFi comment - An hour ago

I haven't even had a chance to listen to these as I'm at work, but regardless, it's all worth it for the phrase "Two Chainz None the Richer". [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by a halcyon day, Squid Voltaire, I-baLL
MeFi comment - Almost 3 hours ago

Here is a fascinating AskMe about personal conceptions of time. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by infinite intimation
MetaTalk comment - Almost 3 hours ago

It's cool that no one ever puts their silverware or drinking glasses or pizza crusts anywhere near their saliva-filled mouth, which is just as gross as their nose. I used to clear tables in a casual restaurant (rhymes with Bolive Blarden) for… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by donaken, amanda, lakeroon, stillnocturnal, xueexueg, prize bull octorok, mr. digits, kinddieserzeit
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

stoneweaver: "Guess culture working at its best is everyone picking up and doing emotional labor for the people around them. This, obviously, can get perverted and oppressive when it becomes an obligation for some people to perform while… [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by wyzewoman, gkr, Lapin, callmejay, snuffleupagus, une_heure_pleine, cooker girl, functionequalsform, Lexica, wonton endangerment, limeonaire, mothershock, saucysault, halifix, dorothyisunderwood, stoneweaver, Spathe Cadet, GrammarMoses, ocherdraco
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I hope it's not making too light of a very serious subject, but my wife's grandmother Lillianne was the oldest of 18 children (Grandma Lily had her first child the same day that her mother had her final child), but when discussing her… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by eviemath, Lulu's Pink Converse, adrienneleigh, mimi, limeonaire, corb, TrishaLynn, Lexica, asperity, halifix, sio42
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Ingredients: Pasteurized milk, glass ceilings, modified milk ingredients, mansplaining, bacterial culture, rape culture, salt, sugar, honey, sweetie, baby, microbial enzymes, lavaballs. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by Ambrosia Voyeur, pajamazon, marylynn, GrammarMoses, gingerest, JLovebomb, erratic meatsack
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

I shall forevermore call a tool belt a tool sash. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by nadawi
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

. I'll raise a big frosty glass in his honor today. I wish his family and friends peaceful hearts and warm memories. Rest in peace, Cheerwine. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hydropsyche
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

AugustWest is pretty much right, but a couple of things: 1. You need to go into the office in person on Monday. They will be very busy on the first Monday of the month, and will probably not answer the phone or return messages. 2. You will probably… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by muddgirl
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I don't know whence I got "shitbird" as an insult, but it never fails to generate a smile or laugh when I am forced to deploy it. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by floatboth
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I'm assuming this is a single-parent or shared custody situation, because otherwise, WHERE IS THE DAD? If you have a co-parent and they are not stepping up and distracting or otherwise engaging with your kiddo when they can tell that you are at your… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks, metasarah
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Absent the (admittedly excellent) click to expand idea, I think the RA comment length should either be truncated further or allow full comments. It seems like 70-80% of the time it cuts off a long comment somewhere in the final sentence,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by dorothyisunderwood, dialetheia, Room 641-A, Drinky Die
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

My 14 year old and her best friend hate swearing. They have created their own little vocab of faux swears. Fuck = faboo, shit = shaboo, bitch = bafoo, ass = aboo and tits (?) = tafoo (but they use that one more freely, like "what the tafoo"… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ocherdraco
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

If you take a route through Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC you won't go too far out of your way, and you'll have a relatively progressive urban place to stop every two hours or so. Not very familiar with Richmond, but your family would not be out of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by a halcyon day, donaken
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Soooooo tempting... [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by domo
FanFare comment - 4 days ago

I had (and still have) a pretty great relationship with my Mom, and I think one of the best things she did for me was that she trusted me, even though she knew I was doing stuff that had the possibility of getting me into pretty big trouble (hanging… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by thischarmingirl
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I'm going to recommend something a little outside-the-bilge: Railsea by China Miéville. The linked review will give you a pretty good sense of if it sounds like something you would be into without major spoilers. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pipstar, carrioncomfort
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

MCMikeNamara: "It really is a miracle I don't eat breakfast sandwiches every meal of the day every day of the year. " Related [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by MCMikeNamara
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

Some Raleighwood-centric things: - NC Museum of Art is really nice and has an awesome sculpture garden - NC State Farmer's Market is a great place to shop for produce and other NC food products - If you like libraries, the new Hunt Library at NCSU… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by freecellwizard
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

So, articseal, you definitely want to avoid Prof. Taz's World Civ 101 section, but Prof. Lobster-Mitten will let you have class outside if it is nice. If you ever get way behind in your commenting, just go to Dean Cortex's office and start crying -… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by sciatrix, arcticseal, en forme de poire, scrump, erloteiel, dogwalker, Juliet Banana
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

MartinWisse: "you don't want that "well he gave the cop some lip so no wonder his uncle got shot" dynamic to happen." On the contrary, I think it should address that bullshit head on. Just because Peter was no… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by bettafish, jason_steakums
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

The World Famous is tawkin bout dis owd fred, innit. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Oyéah, The World Famous
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Oh and, yeah, JB is definitely on my Top Ten MeFites I'd Like To Meet IRL list. Thanks for hanging in there, fellow old-timer. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by en forme de poire, biggreenplant
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

Ask yourself this: Do you really need more jerks in your life? [more]
favorited 48 times, recently by wonton endangerment
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I am just now reading this amazing thread. I think my wife, my daughter and I will have a very interesting discussion about emotional labor at dinner tonight. My wife and I have been very happily married for almost 17 years now, and I think one of… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by arcticwoman, ukdanae, snuffleupagus
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

For some reason, I signed up on my daughter's 4th birthday, way back in 2005. Here's a picture of her from her birthday party that year, and here is a picture of her today, on her first day of high school. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by dogwalker, Lexica, scrump, Juliet Banana
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

the agents of KAOS: "Or to follow the original more closely, Peter sees a cop harassing another guy near their house, ignores him and then the same cop kills Ben." Peter starts out as a casual activist against aggressive policing… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by The Outsider, radwolf76, Lexica, Tehhund, weston, Proofs and Refutations, haltingproblemsolved, Sangermaine, Faint of Butt
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

If you are taking suggestions for upcoming topics, I think it would be really interesting to talk to Jess Zimmerman about the emotional labor thread her article inspired and how that concept relates to the work involved in moderating a website like… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by TrishaLynn, bibliogrrl, krinklyfig, MartinWisse, Jpfed, colt45, Sophie1, Hermione Granger, Rosie M. Banks, Twicketface, pearlybob, SLC Mom, jaguar, bitter-girl.com, metasav, mollymayhem, rewil, suelac, Phire
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

Thanks for doing this. In my previous life, I worked for organizations that made grants for rehabilitating historic buildings, and it was amazing to see the range of misunderstanding that historic property owners (including state and local… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zarq
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I work in a veterinary pharmacy, so I know a little bit about this. Go to your vet tomorrow and get a Capstar for every pet in the house to nip this infestation in the bud. It is pretty cheap, and works instantly, but doesn't provide any lasting… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by ereshkigal45
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

It says something about Homestuck that for... 5 minutes? I assumed the 503 error was part of the story. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by baf
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I think it would be good to have: 1. A discussion about the threshold for what constitutes a "Double", both in terms of: 1.a) A post about an ongoing issue with new/ material that may already have a related and open post, and 1.b) A post… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by wonton endangerment
MetaTalk comment - 9 days ago

Re-reading your question, I just want to clarify something: My landlord would be fine with this as she knows other people have stayed here before (friends, not strangers). Knowing about and approving of house guests is way different… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by anaelith, Henrietta Stackpole, Beti, feral_goldfish
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

The Good News: They found an earth-like planet The Bad News: They're made out of meat. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Songdog, Hairy Lobster, escape from the potato planet, WCWedin
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Getting drunk -- bar crawl Best Man/Maid of Honor Toast -- brunch (toast, get it?) Throwing the bouquet (too gendered?) -- arboretum/park picnic [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Wossname
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

maxsparber: "I am an Irish seal that can turn into a human. Am I a selfie?" So close. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by webmutant, Hactar, en forme de poire, cendawanita, Jubal Kessler, bakerina, BrashTech, fluffy battle kitten, Fig, billiebee, bibliogrrl, maxsparber, ricochet biscuit, vibrotronica
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

I literally gasped with joy when I saw it in Recent Activity. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mimi, unknowncommand
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Going To Maine: "This is a great idea and I am all for it. That said, I am a little concerned that there is already a podcast with that name and twenty episodes, so we might want to do some lightning-quick rebranding…" You could… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Jpfed, ocherdraco, Going To Maine, Miko
MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

They Might Be Giants have a song called "Aaa". Going to be hard to beat that. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by HoteDoge, The Devil Tesla, Faint of Butt, tepidmonkey
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Thought of you when I had a recent appointment with my psych. Hope it's getting better. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by NowYouKnow
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

No crab-flavored potato chips, only Khlav Kalash. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by bakerina, annathea, Cookiebastard, Spatch, ShawnString, Katjusa Roquette
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

If it's not a scam, surely he knows someone with a working camera who could take a picture of his license. I mean, I think I could flag down random strangers on the street and find someone willing to take a picture of my licence and text it… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by masquesoporfavor, Candleman, politikitty
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

When does the Skin-Taker show up? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Rev. Syung Myung Me
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Can you paint a selfie if you turn the canvas around so you can't see it while you paint? What if you paint it in a bathroom so you can look in the mirror? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by discopolo
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Yeah, I think it's the car's entertainment system and not iOS. If it hasn't been too long, say 15 minutes, since I've disconnected the phone (either by Bluetooth or cable) from my 2012 Hyundai it will save my audio location somehow, but any longer… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mkultra
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I think in the interest of Equal Time, you will need to occasionally change up your pronunciation of MeFi in the closing credits, cortex. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pemberkins, Chrysostom
MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

You probably know this, but don't leave your dog in the car for any length of time. Even with windows open, it can reach dangerous temperatures in the interior of a car in minutes in the summer. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by trip and a half
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Secret Life of Gravy: " I think we are supposed to nod our heads and give him a thumbs up-- he is a real man's man just telling it like it is. Funny how that little bit of dialog has stuck in my craw all these years." Now that you… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by colfax, 1066, sio42
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Primitive Radio Gods - "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand"? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by zinful
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

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